|Two-time host to the Canadian Open in 1923 and 1934, the Lakeview Golf Course is steeped in history and this traditional parkland layout was originally designed by Herbert Strong.|
Lakeview should be considered the best municipal course in Canada. It has strong a design and is well kept along with a bit of a cult following among many in the Greater Toronto Area. This is surprisingly a tough tee time to get as it books up very quickly, but be patient it is worth it. The price is also affordable and better value than many other courses in this area.
Some of the holes could definitely benefit from small renovations/updates. More specifically the trees on many of the holes are quite large and do effect play more than they should. Bunkering has been improved recently to include a fescue look on the top of the bunker which is a nice looking feature.
If you are in the area make a point of playing this gem. It is worth your time and money. If you can, pair this with the special place across the street (Toronto Golf Club) to make a wonderful day.
Excellent use of space on a small plot of land. The designers have had to get inventive with the course and it's reasonable to say that they've succeeded. Several holes are carved in a unique fashion to make the best use of the space. The course condition was good and the price is reasonable although the same amount of money can be better used outside of the GTA.
Best Hole: 11- A bit of a marmite Par 4, but it does encapsulate the course. A mid-to-long iron down onto a flat fairway, before a 90 degree shot onto an elevated green.
For a city owned course, you can't go wrong. Easy access from downtown Toronto. Good value. Holes 5 (long par 5) and 6 (long par 4) on the front are very challenging. 11 is a mickey mouse hole played at a nearly 90 degree angle. Otherwise nothing to complain about. Greens are always in really nice shape.